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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Mechanical Engineering Department is seeking a research associate to conduct research in the areas of deep reinforcement learning for decision and control in autonomous cyber-physical systems. The research will involve multiple application areas including cyber-agricultural systems, cyber-manufacturing systems and advanced computational material science. Apart from conducting research and authoring technical papers, the postdoc research associate will also be involved in writing research proposals, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and helping the PI with teaching and other curricular activities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent and with research experience in machine learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research experience in deep learning and reinforcement learning for autonomous systems, experience in algorithm development, software implementation and analysis, authoring scientific articles in this area.

Proposed Start Date:December 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:November 30, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: July 19, 2021

Posting Close Date:July 26, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5654

Iowa State University (http://www.iastate.edu/) is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities ( AAU ), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community (http://www.diversity.iastate.edu/principles-of-community) .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found here:https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation

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